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Still having troubles starting

So I've had my sixty2 probably 6 months now, and ever since I brought it home it hasn't been starting like I assume it should. It try's to fire then stalls, then each start it idles a little more before stalling again. After about 4 or 5 times it will actually idle, but if you touch the throttle it'll struggle again like it's about to stall. I've taken it back to a Ducati dealer a couple of times now and they come back with nothing and say they adjusted some sensors and didn't have the problem when they had it. I installed a booster plug also to try help but still having the same problem. Anyone else had this at all? I filmed it to prove to the dealer when I take it back again, started filming after it failed the first start.


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Definitely not right. It sounds like the choke.

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Definitely not right. It sounds like the choke.


I wasn't aware it had a choke? Am I missing something?


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It's a fuel injected bike, it hasn't got a choke. The ECU alters the fuel mixture according to the data it gets from the sensors - air temperature and engine temperature. It does have an idle control valve though (servo motor) with which the ECU should maintain the idle speed regardless of temperature.

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It's a fuel injected bike, it hasn't got a choke. The ECU alters the fuel mixture according to the data it gets from the sensors - air temperature and engine temperature. It does have an idle control valve though (servo motor) with which the ECU should maintain the idle speed regardless of temperature.


Yeh that's what I thought. But the dealer has told me they've checked all the sensors and can't find anything wrong. But clearly there's still something wrong. Starting to give me the shits.


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The provisional workshop manual that is generally available doesn't say much about setting up the throttle body but on the other Ducati models there have is an air bleed adjustment that affects the air fuel ratio for closed and small throttle openings. It is normally used fine tune the CO at idle speeds but if incorrectly set will have an influence on how well the bike starts. It may be that a small adjustment to the bleed screw (if it exists on a Scrambler) is needed to improve the starting performance. Otherwise a TPS reset by the dealer should normally sort it.

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I wasn't aware it had a choke? Am I missing something?
No, it doesn't have a choke, but it sounds like it The symptoms are the same as starting a bike with a choke without using it... so it is something to do with the fuel mix at low temperature. You need your service centre to test it cold.

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No, it doesn't have a choke, but it sounds like it The symptoms are the same as starting a bike with a choke without using it... so it is something to do with the fuel mix at low temperature. You need your service centre to test it cold.


Yeh that's what I thought originally. It's my first fuel injected bike. I've only ever ridden dirt bikes before now and they were usually easy to figure out. This is all new to me.

I've told the dealer that when I first took it in and left it there for a couple of days so they could start it cold. But they didn't. I'm not sure if they even did anything both times I've taken it back.


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Have you been able to talk to one of the mechanics directly or are you dealing with the service manager? Might be time to deal directly with the person working on the bike, if the shop will let you. Best of luck to you, I'd be frustrated as **** too. Let us know.

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Riggins,

Have you been able to talk to one of the mechanics directly or are you dealing with the service manager? Might be time to deal directly with the person working on the bike, if the shop will let you. Best of luck to you, I'd be frustrated as **** too. Let us know.

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Good point! Yeh I'll see if I can do that. At least I have a video to prove to them I'm not a liar haha.


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